On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Russel Ingram wrote:
> I'm using a 2.4.5 kernel with devfs so the device files are already there.
> The problem I'm having is that it seems to hit the end of the tape to
> soon. I was finally able to get a 22M backup with tar today but the tape
> should hold at the least 3.5G. I did finally figure out how to set the
> delay to 0 and found in all of the normal archival programs the option to
> set the block size. I tested with a new tape today and found that the
> drive runs right to the end of the tape and locks up then the tape never
> gets rewound and ends up working the same way with any other drive it goes
> into. Really strange.
> One more note to the rest of the list. If anyone has any pointers on
> where to find info on putting the rest of the mtops into this driver I
> would like to give it a shot. I started looking at the code today and
> have started working on getting at least retension to work but don't know
> if what I'm doing is right. I'm mostly just cutting and pasting from
> various parts of the st driver and copying what was done to put in the
> rewind mtop.
Thanx to all of those who tried to help on this. As it turns out it wasnt
driver related at all but rather drive related. There was a firmware
upgrade that I needed. The part about wanting to try adding some
additional mtops to the driver still stands tho. If anyone has some
pointers to docs I would appreciate them.
-- Russ Ingram Gargoyle Computer Consulting (307)742-1361 www.gargoylecc.com
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